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30 richest Indians in the world

Last updated on: December 19, 2011 11:12 IST

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Although the world economy is going through tough economic times, the number of Indians making it to the global rich list is increasing.

As the year comes to an end, let us take a look at 30 richest Indians, listed by the Forbes magazine in 2011.

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Name: Lakshmi Mittal

Age: 60

India rank: 1

Global rank: 6

Net worth: $31.1 billion

Source: Steel

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Name: Mukesh Ambani

Age: 53

India rank: 2

Global rank: 9

Net worth: $27 billion

Source: Petrochemicals, oil and gas

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Name: Azim Premji

Age: 65

India rank: 3

Global rank: 36

Net worth: $16.8 billion

Source: Software

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Name: Shashi and Ravi Ruia

Age: 67

India rank: 4

Global rank: 42

Net worth: $15.8 billion

Source: Diversified

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Name: Savitri Jindal and family

Age: 60

India rank: 5

Global rank: 56

Net worth: $13.2 billion

Source: Steel

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Name: Gautam Adani

Age: 48

India rank: 6

Global rank: 81

Net worth: $10 billion

Source: Commodities, infrastructure

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Name: Kumar Mangalam Birla

Age: 43

India rank: 7

Global rank: 97

Net worth: $9.2 billion

Source: Commodities

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Name: Anil Ambani

Age: 51

India rank: 8

Global rank: 103

Net worth: $8.8 billion

Source: Diversified

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Name: Sunil Mittal and family

Age: 53

India rank: 9

Global rank: 110

Net worth: $8.3 billion

Source: Telecom

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Name: Adi Godrej and family

Age: 68

India rank: 10

Global rank: 130

Net worth: $7.3 billion

Source: Diversified

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Name: Kushal Pal Singh

Age: 79

India rank: 11

Global rank: 130

Net worth: $7.3 billion

Source: Real estate

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Name: Anil Agarwal

Age: 57

India rank: 12

Global rank: 154

Net worth: $6.4 billion

Source: Mining, metals

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Name: Dilip Shanghvi

Age: 55

India rank: 13

Global rank: 159

Net worth: $6.1 billion

Source: Pharmaceuticals

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Name: Shiv Nadar

Age: 65

India rank: 14

Global rank: 182

Net worth: $5.6 billion

Source: Information technology

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Name: Malvinder and Shivinder Singh

Age: 38

India rank: 15

Global rank: 265

Net worth: $4.1 billion

Source: Healthcare

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Name: Kalanithi Maran

Age: 45

India rank: 16

Global rank: 310

Net worth: $3.5 billion

Source: Media

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Name: Uday Kotak

Age: 51

India rank: 17

Global rank: 347

Net worth: $3.5 billion

Source: Banking

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Name: Micky Jagtiani

Age: 59

India rank: 18

Global rank: 376

Net worth: $3 billion

Source: Retail

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Name: Subhash Chandra and family

Age: 60

India rank: 19

Global rank: 393

Net worth: $2.9 billion

Source: Media

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Name: Pankaj Patel

Age: 57

India rank: 20

Global rank: 440

Net worth: $2.6 billion

Source: Pharmaceuticals

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Name: Indu Jain

Age: 74

India rank: 21

Global rank: 440

Net worth: $2.6 billion

Source: Media

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Name: GM Rao

Age: 60

India rank: 22

Global rank: 440

Net worth: $2.6 billion

Source: Infrastructure

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Name: Cyrus Poonawalla

Age: 69

India rank: 23

Global rank: 512

Net worth: $2.3 billion

Source: Biotech

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Name: Rajan Raheja and family

Age: 56

India rank: 24

Global rank: 540

Net worth: $2.2 billion

Source: Diversified

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Name: Desh Bandhu Gupta

Age: 73

India rank: 25

Global rank: 564

Net worth: $2.1 billion

Source: Pharmaceuticals

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Name: Narayana Murthy and family

Age: 64

India rank: 26

Global rank: 595

Net worth: $2 billion

Source: Software

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Name: Gautam Thapar

Age: 50

India rank: 27

Global rank: 595

Net worth: $2 billion

Source: Engineering, paper

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Name: Sudhir and Samir Mehta

Age: 56

India rank: 28

Global rank: 595

Net worth: $2 billion

Source: Diversified

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Name: Venugopal Dhoot

Age: 59

India rank: 30

Global rank: 651

Net worth: $1.9 billion

Source: Electronics


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